Venezuelan baritone Camilo Lopez has been an active performer and educator across different classical styles in Venezuela and Australia. Camilo has performed extensively in solo recitals, operas, choirs, and choral symphonies in venues such as the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland Parliament House Senate Chamber, Old Museum Building and Teresa Carreño Theatre. In 2020, he will debut the role of Aeneas from Dido and Aeneas by Purcell.
Since his arrival to Australia, Camilo has been working as a voice and piano teacher with students from various ages at a private music studio. He is comfortable teaching genres such as contemporary, classical and opera. The lessons focus around the development of a healthy technique as well style and interpretation. He also works casually as a language and music theory tutor.
He has worked with celebrated conductors such as Richard Hetherington, Ward Stare and Johannes Fritsch. As an opera chorus member he has sung in Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor by Nicolai (2019), Tosca by Puccini (2016) and Los Martirios de Colón by Ruiz (2015). Choral highlights include Mahler´s 8th Symphony, Beethoven´s 9th Symphony and Donna Nobis Pacem by Vaughan Williams. Camilo is passionate about the artsong genre especially French melodies and German Lied. His repertoire includes Schumann’s Liederkreis op 39 and Ravel's cinq chanson populaires grecques. Guided by Opera Queensland singer Mattias Lower, Camilo is now a candidate for a Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.
From a very young age, Camilo has had a great interest for the fine arts. He spends his spare time developing and nourishing his knowledge in this field after several years of formal training. Camilo was an exhibitor at the Interschool Festival of Humanities (2015) in Caracas, Venezuela. Camilo is fluent in Spanish and English and has a limited work proficiency in Italian and French.